Monday 8 August 2016

Book Review: Tanya Bakes

When I saw that Tanya Burr was bringing out a new baking book I knew that I had to have it. I own Love Tanya and my favourite part of the book was the recipe section and the cookies are amazing. I first discovered Tanya Burr years ago when she had a lot less subscribers by searching for ‘Norwich Vloggers’ on YouTube. I used to see her around the city and no one battered an eyelid back then! Being from Norwich, I love watching vlogs based in my hometown. If I’m completely honest, I haven’t really kept up with or watched Tanya much since as her lifestyle became less relatable to mine but I still continue to support her in all she does. 

I pre-ordered the book Tanya Bakes when it first came out and managed to get hold of an exclusive signed copy before they all sold out which I was very pleased about as it didn’t cost any extra to order this copy and I didn’t even know I had ordered this one until after I received the confirmation. Amazon dispatched this on the day of release and I received it the next day.

The book is filled with delicious sweet recipes and none of them healthy which is exactly what I wanted it to be. The photography is amazing, almost mouth-watering. There is everything from cookies to cakes to tray bakes. I decided to try a couple of recipes out myself to see how easy they were to follow. The first recipe I tried was the Smarties Flapjacks. The recipe was indeed easy to follow and turned out exactly as I expected it to. The great thing about these recipes is they suit any budget. I was able to buy the basic range oats and butter and the recipe still turned out delicious but didn’t cost a lot to make.

The second recipe I tried was the Salted Chocolate Tart. One word.. Heaven. Again, I made this with budget ingredients. The bourbon biscuit base was made using Sainsbury’s 30p biscuits and it tasted absolutely divine. The creamy rich filling was sharp and the salt gave it that edge to take the sweetness off. We served it with cream and raspberries and everyone who tried it said it was delicious. It was so easy to make too and took no time at all. There are so many more recipes I want to try and I have already page-marked half the book!

For the full recipes you will need to order yourself a copy of Tanya Bakes! Have you got this book – what is your favourite recipe?


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